Tara Kizer has worked with SQL Server since 1996, and has been a DBA since 1999. She has worked at Qualcomm, where she was a DBA supporting mission critical systems with high performance and high availability requirements. She has been a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP) from July 2007 through July 2017. She is one of the top contributors (34k+ posts) in the SQLTeam.com forums and posts under the username tkizer. She has also contributed a chapter titled “Performance Tuning with SQL Trace and Extended Events” to the book TribalSQL – New voices in SQL Server. She is currently a Senior SQL Server Consultant at StraightPath Solutions.